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Tutoring Services

Kirkwood Tutoring Link

Tutoring services are offered FREE to any Kirkwood student enrolled in credit classes for which tutoring is sought.

  • Students may receive tutoring for two different classes each semester, for up to two hours per week for each class.
  • Find out all about the options available to you as a Kirkwood student on the Tutoring website.
  • In addition to traditional tutoring, Kirkwood also utilizes Brainfuse, an online tutoring provider that uses real-time instruction and is available 24 hours a day. To access Brainfuse, please log in to Talon, then select any of your courses. Click on "Student Tools and select "Live Online Tutoring".

Tutoring Tips

The best way to contact Tutoring Services is to email with your Kirkwood student email with any questions or inquiries or call us at 319-398-5425.

In addition to contacting Tutoring Services, here are some helpful tips to consider when considering seeking help from a tutor.

When to Get a Tutor

  • You need help understanding the ideas, concepts, or homework.
  • You need help preparing for a test.
  • You are falling behind in a class.

Before Meeting With Your Tutor

  • Read your syllabus and course schedule. This will help you schedule your tutoring appointments to properly prepare for tests and quizzes without cramming.
  • Start your homework. This will help identify problem areas to focus on during your tutoring appointment.
  • Do your best to understand as much of the material as possible.

What to Bring With You

  • Textbook
  • Course Material (syllabus, course schedule, etc.)
  • Previous homework assignments, quizzes and tests
  • Notes, study guides, flash cards and other study tools
  • Homework, similar problems or challenging problems
  • Specific questions for your tutor

Following the above guidelines will help ensure that you get the most from your tutoring session. For additional tips for working with your tutor and general advice on improving your performance in the class see the Tips for Tutoring section of the Tutoring Services page.

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6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

Iowa City Campus Library

107 Credit Center Building

1816 Lower Muscatine Rd., Iowa City, IA